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Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Ptosis

What is ptosis?

Drooping of the upper eyelids is known as ptosis. Ptosis is not a disease, but a symptom arising from various conditions. Ptosis can be one sided (unilateral) or affect both sides (bilateral). Ptosis can be congenital (one can be born with ptosis) or acquired (ptosis develops later in life). Ptosis arises mainly from one of the three reasons that include – weakness of muscles involved in raising the eyelid, damage to the nerve that supplies eyelid muscles or swelling of the lid. Levator palpebrae superioris and superior tarsal are the two muscles weakness in which causes ptosis. Nerve damage affects the oculomotor nerve. If not treated well in time, ptosis may lead to amblyopia (lazy eye) or astigmatism.

Types of ptosis

The major types of ptosis include – myogenic ptosis, neurogenic ptosis, aponeurotic ptosis, mechanical ptosis, traumatic ptosis and neurotoxic ptosis.

Myogenic ptosis arises from muscle weakness from a systemic disorder. The main causes of myogenic ptosis are myasthenia gravis, myotonic dystrophy, and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

Neurogenic ptosis arises from a problem in the nerve pathway controlling movement of the eyelid muscles. The major causes for neurogenic ptosis include oculomotor nerve palsy and Horner’s syndrome.

Aponeurotic ptosis, also known as senile ptosis, is majorly seen in elderly people from overstretching of eyelid muscle.

Mechanical ptosis arises from edema or tumor of the upper eyelid.

Traumatic ptosis arises from trauma to the eyelid.

Neurotoxic ptosis is mainly caused by snake bites including cobra, kraits and taipans. Neurotoxic ptosis is a medical emergency.

Homeopathic treatment of ptosis

Ptosis can be treated wonderfully well with Homeopathic medicines. However, the prescription varies. The ideal Homeopathic medicine is selected as per the individual symptom presentation. To what extent Homeopathic medicines can bring improvement in ptosis cases depends upon various factors. The duration of ptosis, intensity of ptosis (mild, moderate or severe degree) and the body’s individual response to Homeopathic medicines decide the extent of improvement achieved. Homeopathic medicines treat ptosis by strengthening the muscles of the eyelids. Some prominent Homeopathic medicines for ptosis include Alumina, Rhus Tox, Kali Phosphoricum, Plumbum Metallicum, Causticum, Gelsemium sempervirens and Ledum Palustre.

Among these, Alumina and Rhus Tox are well indicated for right-sided ptosis. Homeopathic medicine Kali Phosphoricum and Plumbum Metallicum are excellent for ptosis of left side. Homeopathic medicine Causticum works well for ptosis arising on either side. Gelsemium Sempervirens is the ideal choice of Homeopathic medicine for ptosis from resulting from exhaustion. Last but not the least, Homeopathic medicine Ledum Palustre serves best in treating ptosis arising after injury.

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  1. Hi

    My daughter is 3.5 months old and has dropping eye lid on her left eye how can I help her retain normal eye without surgery and at what age can I start treatment for her

  2. I am 17 and i have ptosis in left eye since birth.

  3. krishnan says:

    dear dr
    what would be medicine n doses,for left eye congential ptosis child 1 year 3months,boy?
    from birth he had ptosis

  4. My son has tosis.he is two months old.we are able to se ptosis on my son from there any natural way to take treatment for there any age restrition there for treatment.

  5. Rajan Mandal says:

    I have left side ptosis.
    Can i get medicine in kolkata

  6. Hello Dr. Please anawer my daughter is of 8yr and 5months .she is suffering fromdrooping eye by birth.her right eye look little bit smallwe than the left. Please suggest what should I do. I have gone to the Dr. For this reason and he told that she issuffering from severe right eye astigmatism. My heart is breaking day by day. Please suggest something if anything can be done

  7. ruby verma says:

    My daughter had a squint in her right eye due to chicken pox at the age of one and a half year she had a squint surgery afterwards but now her eye lid does not open properly ie third nerve palsy please advise me what to do

  8. Sunita singh says:

    sir my 36 years wife sunita singh suffering from Third narve palsy. left eye effected with low vision. he recive mithyel prednisolone injection afther found eye vision is very good.some arise repeat same problem in same eye. ophathalmologist reffer to Neurologist. Neurologist say to me that cause is unknown of this problem. because Patient’s is normal, Narve counduction Study is Normal, no daibetic,CBC ESR normal,R fector normal. please tell me what is treatable with honeopathy

  9. Hello. I am 18 yr old and have a drooping eyelid in the right eye. Also my eyebrow have got raised a little. Meaning to say my eyes are getting unsymmetrical. I have been suffering since when i was 15 yrs old but now its more visible. I took causticum 30 and gelsemium 30 and presently taking the 200. Suggest if there is any better cure


    My wife Naina Malhotra age 68 years has started showing drooping of the right eyelid. This problem could have been there for the last few months but has become noticeable only lately. The eyelid drooping is less in the morning and after rest and more pronounced when she is outdoor in the sunlight.
    She is having medicine for diabetes (Gluformin 500 one tablet daily) along with vitamans for the eyes and general health.
    We look forward to your advice to cure her present condition.

  11. madhur arora says:

    Dear sir, my father is not able to open his eyes. Doctors saying this is all because of dryness in eyes ,he is taking treatment for dryness from last one year, but still not able to open his eyes. I guess it’s a problem of ptosis as per my study on internet. He have a major problem of dropping upper eyelids. Please tell us treatment.

    • Ashok kumar Satapathy says:

      Dear Sir,
      My mother aged about 52 years of age suffered from paralysis of left side of face on 12th July 2016. Immedietly we consulted Homeopathic Doctor who prescribed Causticum30,200, Gelsmium 30,Kali phos6x, Raulvolia serpQ,passiflora IncarnataQ,Belladona 1m.

      Now after 8 months of taking medicines it is partially cured. At first the left eye was remaining always open but now the eyes getting closed when eating or drinking water. She is feeling as if the eye is swollen and the eye is getting closed.

      Please advice what to do?

      Ashok Kumar satapathy,Lucknow

  12. My child age 4 year.due to forceps delivery of wife my child affected third nerve palsy by birth in right eye also suffered from ptosis. His eyes vision is right eye squint also measured. Now what is best treatment in homeopath IC.

  13. Will it work for congenital ptosis?

  14. madhukar saxena says:

    Eyelids of both the eyes have dropped & remain flat for last five years. Difficulty in swallowing is thete for one year


    Dear Dr.Sharma,
    Re.: Ptosis of Right eye (medium affected)- Pl prescribe what dozes & how it should be taken of Alumina & Rhus Tox.
    PTOSIS had initially occurred around 12 years before & subsided with Homeopathy medicine (name of medicine is not known & Doctor concerned is not in contact). Now it has relapsed again for last around three months.

  16. Daphne Kinskie says:

    HI. I somehow came across your pin on Pinterest while I was looking at quilt stars.
    So, I’m so happy to meet you. I’m 62, 5’5″, 149lbs. Love natural remedies. Take lots of good vitamins, fish oils etc. I have an issue that makes me feel so ashamed and humiliated. I’m losing my hair. I wear a wig now. I had my ovaries removed during my hysterectomy in my mid 40,s. Just because. I’m not sure if that’s the reason or if it’s my thyroid.

  17. Gwen Smith says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    My dog is a rescue dog now 2 years old. Came with diarhoea roundworm giardia parasite and campylobacter. Got those sorted and last xmas started loosing pigmentation on his nose. The vet was not concerned. In January my older dog was euthanased due to cancer in his shoulder and nothing could be done. I wondered if the young dog knew what was happening and grieving for his friend. In September the young dog had his testes removed and two dew claws, also the vet biopsied his nose as it was swollen. The result was a stapphyloccus infection, pyoderma consistent with discoid lupus. He had 3 weeks of antibiotics and she wants to use a steroid cream on his nose which will not sort the problem and I dont want him to have it. I have him on Stapphyloccus 200.

    My 10yr old pony has been misdiagnosed since birth. Another rescue. The vets said it was sweet itch, but never responded to treatment. His coat is always thick and I clip him out. He started with crusty lumps along his mane and neck. Over the years they have come out in different parts of his body and ofcourse insects made a beeline for him. His liver enzymes have been raised. and over two summers his blood results were 300 for equine metabolic disease. He was put on metformin powder which in my opinion have done nothing for him. The crusty lumps, sores, infected covered the size of my hand at the top of his tail. Antibiotics were useless. A biopsy found a stapphyloccous bacteria resistant to 8-10 nantibiotics. He was put on antibiotics for weeks, his raw tail treated with sterile manuka honey, and I have used allicin gel from garlic, and iodine. I have taken him off the metformin once again. He was eating nettles and calendula flowers . I now pick a bucketful, make a tea and he also eats the cooked greens. I started doing this after he seemed to swell up around the abdomen and had difficulty passing water. I gave him Apis and The herbal tea. We have resolved that. My pony wanted Thuja, so he is on that and stapphyloccus 200 daily. If he doesnt get it for a few days the ears swell get hot and the crusty lumps appear. While away for 5 days I have come home to find the crust lumps in his ears, neck and a 1 1/2 ” swelling and 2 or 3 crusty tops on his under belly forward of his sheath. He has been rubbing to release the discomfort. His eyes become glassy. I have given him sulphur 30. I would be obliged if you could give me advice to clear these horrible conditions, my knowledge has come from reading books and such reports as yours. My animals do not respond much to allopathic medicne but willingly take natural herbs and homeopathy.
    I also have my father with pemphygoid Bullous, but thats another story if you are interested.
    In gratitude
    Gwen Smith

  18. s.jayachandran says:

    causticum and plumbum are work well in ptosis in my practice. thank you.

  19. Dear Doctor my father age 75 get brain stroke and right side paralysis. Can you please suggest any homeopathy medicine for him as his right hand is have swelling on fingers area. Hand is not working still and facial paralysis is also there. He can’t speak also. Please suggest any medicine forr him.

  20. Rajesh kumar lal says:

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  21. Muzzamil Khan says:

    very useful information. Thank u Dr Sharma.

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